My friend Stan Diel, a writer at the Birmingham News, recently traveled to northwest Alabama on a pilgrimage to America's only cemetery dedicated to raccoon-hunting dogs. (And only raccoon-hunting dogs. Notice the sign. They don't want you trying to bury your bird dog in there.)
I have a complicated relationship with 'coon dogs myself, having been bitten by my grandfather's as a small child. But it's hard to not get a little emotional when you see how much some of these people loved their dogs. Even those dead for decades have relatively fresh plastic flowers on their graves. There is love here. Repose the hounds.
A monument to the 'coon hound. The previous version of this statue was vandalized, Stan says. The new one was rebuilt behind a tall fence topped with razor wire.
The cemetery provides an outhouse for mourners. With paper.
It started innocently enough. A single dollar bill was pinned to the ceiling of a tiki bar in California — with a tiny paper umbrella, no less. That lone bill soon inspired many more. For over 10 years now, patrons of Forbidden Island, a popular tiki lounge in the island city of Alameda, have been […]
An entire genre of Saturday Night Live-style skit humor–what if celebrity x were absurdly cast in role y?–is made obsolete by deepfakery.
You gotta give it to these French-speaking folks for trying to pronounce these difficult-for-them English words. And you gotta give it Frenchly, the makers of the video, for making the words more challenging as it goes along. Psychophysicotherapeutics, anyone? [via; Previously]
So you’ve got an iPhone 11 Pro Max. It’s an impressive piece of hardware – sometimes, too impressive. The more you’re compelled to use it, the more an age-old problem pops up: The dreaded low battery warning. Even if you’re on the go, perhaps the best solution to this is also pretty unobtrusive. It’s the […]
The good news: Software like Adobe Premiere Pro, Camtasia and Final Cut Pro has opened up a ton of possibilities for desktop videographers. On the other hand, their use is so widespread that you have to be an expert in them before you can even think about a career in the field. That’s a requirement […]
There are a lot of high-tech drones and RC planes flooding the market lately, and the innovations are coming so fast on each new iteration, most of them forget one crucial thing: Flying these is supposed to be fun. Here’s an alternative that keeps that ethic firmly in mind: The Moskito Smartphone-Controlled Plane. This thing […]